The Allman Brothers Band has confirmed spring and summer tour dates that will find the group sharing stages with a variety of acts.
The Allman Brothers Band has confirmed spring and summer tour dates that will find the group sharing stages with a variety of acts. Seven of the planned shows will be co-headlined concerts with fellow stalwart Southern rock act Lynyrd Skynyrd, while others will feature noted jam band moe. and singer/songwriters Martin Sexton and Gavin DeGraw.
The Skynyrd dates come during the spring run, beginning May 8 in San Diego and ending May 21 in Savannah, Ga. In the midst, the Allmans will play a show with no opener in New Orleans (May 17); similar shows are on tap for May 23 in Orlando, Fla., and May 24 in Boca Raton, Fla.
In between the spring and summer tours, the Allmans will reconvene for a June 10 set at the fourth Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn. The summer run will begin with a July 5 show at Milwaukee's Summerfest and run through Aug. 28 in Essex Junction, Vt.
In March, the group -- vocalist/keyboardist Gregg Allman, guitarist/vocalist Warren Haynes, guitarist Derek Trucks, bassist Oteil Burbridge, drummers Butch Trucks and Jaimoe and percussionist Marc Quinones -- staged their annual New York residency, grossing nearly $2 million from 10 shows at the Beacon Theatre. Nine of the shows were sell outs.
Allman recently told Billboard.com that the band was planning to begin work on a new studio album at his Georgia home sometime after the Beacon stand. The untitled set will be the follow-up to the group's 2003 Sanctuary release "Hittin' the Note."
Here are the Allman Brothers Band tour dates and openers:
May 6: Los Angeles (Greek Theatre; Martin Sexton)
May 7: Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara Bowl; Martin Sexton)
May 8: San Diego (Bayside Concerts' Lynyrd Skynyrd)
May 10; Albuquerque, N.M. (Sandia Casino; Lynyrd Skynyrd)
May 12: Pelham, Ala. (Verizon Music Center; Lynyrd Skynyrd)
May 14: Huntsville, Ala. (Von Braum Center Arena; Lynyrd Skynyrd)
May 15: Jackson, Miss. (Coliseum; Lynyrd Skynyrd)
May 17: New Orleans (Saenger Theatre)
May 19: Tupelo, Miss. (Bancorps South Center; Lynyrd Skynyrd)
May 20: Savannah, Ga. (Savannah Civic Center; Lynyrd Skynyrd)
May 21: Tampa, Fla. (Ford Amphitheatre; Lynyrd Skynyrd)
May 23: Orlando, Fla. (Bob Carr Performing Arts Center)
May 24: Boca Raton, Fla. (Mizner Amphitheatre)
June 10: Manchester, Tenn. (Bonnaroo Music Festival)
July 5: Milwaukee (Summerfest 2005)
July 8: Augusta, Maine (Augusta Civic Center; Gavin Degraw)
July 9: Manchester, N.H. (Verizon Wireless Arena; Gavin Degraw)
July 11: Cleveland (Tower City Amphitheatre; Gavin Degraw)
July 12: Lansing, Mich. (Common Ground Music Festival)
July 13: Columbus, Ohio (Germain Amphitheatre; moe.)
July 15: Virginia Beach, Va., (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre; moe.)
July 16: Burgettstown, Pa. (Post-Gazette Pavilion; moe.)
July 17: Bristow, Va. (Nissan Pavilion; moe.)
July 20: Cincinnati (Riverbend Music Center; moe.)
July 22: Canandaigua, N.Y. (Finger Lakes PAC; Gavin Degraw)
July 23: Philadelphia (Penn's Landing; moe.)
July 24: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Saratoga Performing Arts Center; moe)
Aug. 12: Morton, Minn. (Jackpot Junction Hotel & Casino)
Aug. 13: Rosemont, Ill. (Rosemont Theatre; moe.)
Aug. 16: Toronto (Molson Amphitheatre; moe.)
Aug. 19: Scranton, Pa. (Montage Mountain Performing Arts Center; moe.)
Aug. 20: Mansfield, Mass. (Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts; moe.)
Aug. 21: Hartford, Conn. (Meadows Music Theatre; moe.)
Aug. 23: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center; moe.)
Aug. 24: Wantagh, N.Y. (Jones Beach; moe.)
Aug. 26: Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata Resort Spa & Casino)
Aug. 27: Syracuse, N.Y. (New York State Fair)
Aug. 28: Essex Junction, Vt. (Champlain Valley Exposition)